A chess game through life: The influence of film noir in Ingmar Bergman’s works

Wild Strawberries

When the fifteen-year-old Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007) first saw The Phantom Carriage (Körkarlen), the movie that proved to be “one of the major emotional and artistic experiences” in his life and which he re-watched at least once every summer, little did he know that in the 1957 masterpiece Wild Strawberries (Smultronstället) it would be the director of the 1922 silent film noir, Victor Sjöström himself who would play the role of the aging medical professor,  the complex character of the egoistical Dr. Isak Borg. Taking a look at . . .

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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.